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5 signs you suffer from vitamin C deficiency

Vitamin C or ascorbic acid as it is called, is one of the most popular vitamins, which has a particularly important role in defending the body from free radicals and oxidative stress, the main cause of physiological aging. An important function that has vitamin C is to help increase the production of collagen, a protein essential to the human body which helps maintain tissues, ligaments, cartilage and tendons.

The recommended daily dose of vitamin C is 60 – 100 mg for adults and 35-65 mg for children up to 14 years. For smokers, it is recommended intake of 120 mg per day as smoking and exposure to tobacco smoke increase the risk of vitamin C deficiency.

Vitamin C deficiency is manifested by bleeding gums, wounds that heal slowly, easily bruising – sometimes without explanation, nosebleeds, dry hair and split ends.

Left untreated you can confront with liver problems, atherosclerosis or heart attack. A healthy diet will prevent this diseases. The richest natural sources of vitamin C are: green pepper, parsley, broccoli, cauliflower, strawberries, tomatoes, potatoes, Brussels sprouts, citrus fruits (oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit, pomelo).

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5 signs you suffer from vitamin C deficiency

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